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IMPACT Startup Visa Alumni Spotlight: December ’23

Left to Right: Left to right: Nguyen Thi Kim Phuong, Phuong Nguyen (Smart Trolley), Dr Ammara Farooq Malik (Seplaa Consultants Canada Inc), Geeteshwar Anand (Infraone Tech Corporation), Rinkal Shukla (KANDOR Public Speaking and Leadership)

The Future of Shopping with Kim and Phuong’s Energy-Harnessing Carts

Kim and Phuong, two sisters and business partners, recently relocated to Canada and are the brains behind Smart Trolley, they are working on a prototype of their new product that is in R&D. This product features a shopping trolley with a built-in self-checkout system, allowing customers to scan and pay for their items before leaving the store. Additionally, the trolley’s wheels are designed to generate energy, eliminating the need for external charging. This innovation not only benefits customers but also helps grocery store owners save on manpower costs.

For more information, you can visit their website at or contact them directly.

Seplaa Consultants Canada Inc. leading the Way in Global Growth and Strategy Consulting

Dr. Ammara Farooq Malik, an ISV Fall 2022 cohort alumna and founder of Seplaa Consultants Canada Inc., has recently visited Spring’s Toronto office before officially moving to Canada. Her company specializes in global growth and strategy consulting with an emphasis on creating impact. Seplaa Consultants Canada Inc. has been awarded ‘Most Innovative Global Growth & Strategy Consultants 2023’ and Ammara has been named ‘Business Strategy CEO of the Year 2023 (Canada)’ by the  Acquisition International Magazine.

Seplaa offers solutions in business growth, immigration, education, and sustainable development, and has a history of advising leaders and businesses across continents.

Bridging the Digital Divide with Infraphone Tech Corporation

Geeteshwar Anand is a senior telecom leader with over 39 years of global management experience in evolving technologies, diverse terrains, and challenging competitive and financial situations. He has held prominent positions such as National Head (Network Projects) at Aircel and Africa Head Network Projects at Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands).

Established three years ago in the Okanagan BC under Spring’s ISV program, his venture, Infraone Tech Corporation is a social-impact-driven ICT Company, that works in collaboration with underserved communities in Western Canada to help them build and operate their own last-mile infrastructure for connectivity as “community-owned-community-operated” networks for high-speed broadband internet.

Meet Rinkal, an ISV alumna empowering through words

Rinkal went from ISV alumna to a standout guest speaker during our ‘Welcome to Canada’ week. Rinkal is the founder of KANDOR Public Speaking and Leadership, offering hardcore training in public speaking and leadership to corporates, NGOs, and entrepreneurs.

With KANDOR, Rinkal’s mission is to empower through communication and leadership skills. Her dedication reaches across sectors, impacting diverse individuals and shaping confident, capable leaders.

Rinkal’s story is about making a real difference, teaching beyond speaking and creating a wave of empowerment in public speaking and leadership training, learn more about Rinkal’s journey in Canada here.

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